October is right around the corner! There will be so much to do in South Florida, from spooky festivals to outdoor adventures during the weekend. These 11 things to do in Miami this October are the perfect way to spend your fall 2019.

Weekend of October 4-6, 2019

Wharftoberfest

Price: Free

When: October 25-26

Address: 114 SW North River Drive in Miami

Why You Need To Go: This free festival at the Wharf is an October tradition. Enjoy live music, special drinks, and delicious German food.

Luminosa! Festival of Lights

Price: $28 online for adults

When: October 5 through January 8 

Address: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami

Why You Need To Go: You can witness 13 acres of Chinese lanterns light up Miami for a magical fall experience. Wander through tropical and nautical-themed lanterns.

Paws At The Pool

Price: $6 per dog, $5 per person, must have your dog with you!

When: October 6

Address: 2701 De Soto Blvd in Coral Gables

Why You Need To Go: Visit the nation's largest freshwater pool with your best friend. Relax in the Venetian Pool's two waterfalls while your pup plays and explores.

Weekend of October 11-13, 2019

Mirror Maze

Price: $27.95 for adults

When: October 12, 2019, through April 12, 2020

Address: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science at 1101 Biscayne Blvd in Miami

Why You Need To Go: Get lost in a giant mirror maze at the Frost Museum of Science in Miami. The new exhibit is set to open on October 12. Go on opening weekend!

Miami Broward Carnival

Price: $30

When: October 12-13

Address: Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds at 10901 SW 24 St in Miami

Why You Need To Go: Go for the colorful masquerade costumes, live entertainment, and the giant Parade of Bands.

Grovetoberfest

Price: $44

When: October 12

Address: 3500 Pan American Drive in Miami

Why You Need To Go: This festival is for beer-lovers. There will be over 500 craft beers for you to choose from, as well as live entertainment to enjoy!

Weekend of October 18-20, 2019

Treehouse Canopy Airbnb

Price: $86 per night

When: Available the weekend of October 18 

Address: Little Haiti in Miami, exact address provided upon booking

Why You Need To Go: Stay in an adult treehouse! This Airbnb is Miami's ultimate urban oasis for when you're sick of the city. 

Kitetober Festival

Price: Free

When: October 19-20

Address: Haulover Beach Park at 12733 Collins Ave in Miami Beach

Why You Need To Go: Spend a peaceful day at the park beneath beautiful kites of all shapes and sizes. Bring a blanket and enjoy the fall weather.

Weekend of October 25-27, 2019

South Florida Seafood Festival

Price: $50 for general admission

When: October 22-26

Address: Lummus Park in South Beach on October 25 and October 26

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy bottomless free drinks at the Sobe Seafood Fest! Try all kinds of delicious seafood, from octopus to stone crab claws. 

Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery Tour

Price: $30 for non-members

When: October 25

Address: Miami City Cemetery at 1800 NE 2nd Ave in Miami

Why You Need To Go: Get an inside look at the long and spooky history of Miami City Cemetery, the oldest and most haunted cemetery in Miami

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

Price: $20 admission

When: October 26-27

Address: Peacock Park at 2820 McFarlane Rd in Coconut Grove

Why You Need To Go: There will be pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, and pumpkin beer, plus tons of seasonal drinks at the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival!

Kick off fall with these 11 things to do in Miami this October. Don't forget to buy tickets ahead of time if needed!


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